4 VFL 8's or 2 HD10's On a Smart 3K?


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I was talking with my installer today and he likes the idea of 2- American Bass HD10's over 4- VFL8's on a Smart3K. They are going behind the seat of my Dodge stand cab. The box will have about 3.4 cubes after sub and port displacement. Any thoughts?
 

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What depth do you have?
 

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Really? Two 10's over 4 8's? Is it the motor and voice coil size? Because the 4-8's win the cone area battle.
It's just capability of 10's vs 8's. Spider size, voice coil size, Fs/low notes (easier, generality). Cone area matters, but there's a big difference between the capabilities of most 8's and HD 10's. HD's are one of the best woofers out there in it's class, maybe like the top 5 for it's design style, for it's overall power range. I'm just saying what I would do. I've installed many HD's. Love them. Owned 2 (if you consider the HDC3 is the same woofer). I'd take a HD over a 3510, for myself. At least back in the day when I had both.
 

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The HD 10s are like 8" deep plus have a pole vent.
 

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It's just capability of 10's vs 8's. Spider size, voice coil size, Fs/low notes (easier, generality). Cone area matters, but there's a big difference between the capabilities of most 8's and HD 10's. HD's are one of the best woofers out there in it's class, maybe like the top 5 for it's design style, for it's overall power range. I'm just saying what I would do. I've installed many HD's. Love them.
These are the 8'S. 600 RMS.
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So, I trust your opinion. Two AB HD10's on a Taramps Smart3K behind the seat in a standard cab Dodge. Any thoughts?
Honestly that's a tough one. I've had two very similar 10s on a 3500 in my single cab. They got down for sure. But I personally would go 4 8s.
 

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Honestly that's a tough one. I've had two very similar 10s on a 3500 in my single cab. They got down for sure. But I personally would go 4 8s.
It's only about a $70 difference. The 8's would have 480 ounces of motor and the 10's would have 600 ounces of motor. Should I just flip a coin?
 
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It's only about a $70 difference. The 8's would have 480 ounces of motor and the 10's would have 600 ounces of motor. Should I just flip a coin?
Flip a sub. Motor side = HD's
Lands on the cone = VFL's
 

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